Sheikh Mohammed, “Democracy cannot be completed without the existence of civil society institutions because of their activity”

During a meeting in his office with a delegation of representatives of civil society from a number of provinces in Iraq, Deputy Speaker Aram Sheikh Mohammed called on the civil society institutions to present their ideas and suggestions and their vision for the future. These civic organizations should be independent and professional because they are non-governmental institutions, and move away from quotas or support to any political party, adding “democracy cannot be completed without the existence of civil society institutions because of their activity and the citizenship issue is essentially a political issue,”

The attendees talked about the suffering of minorities in the former regime era, the horrific crimes at the hands of terrorist especially against Yezidi   women. The delegation while announcing the formation of a free advisory boards to provide support and advice to government institutions, also demanded the Iraqi government and the House of Representatives to address their problems and to give an opportunity for young people to participate in decision making within the political process.

Deputy Speaker Media Office

15/3/2016


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